Homero Castaneda is a Professor with the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Director at the National Corrosion and Materials Reliability Laboratory at Texas A&M University. He is also an Instructor for NACE CP certifications.
Dr. Castaneda has over 21 years of experience in Academia, Industry, and National Laboratories. He got his Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Penn State University in 2001.
He has authored over 115 peer-reviewed papers in the areas of corrosion science and engineering, pipelines, coatings degradation and reliability, materials characterization, and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. He holds eight patents and four copyrights.
He received the H.H. Uhlig award from NACE international in 2018. He was awarded to be NACE Fellow of Class 2019. He recently was appointed as Adjunct Professor (Professeur Affilie) with Mechanics, Surface and Processing Laboratory at ENSAM, Aux in Province, France. Dr. Castaneda-Lopez has served on the Corrosion of Buried Steel at New and In-Service Infrastructure committee by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. He received the award of the Invention of the year in 2021 by AMPP (former NACE).